INKURA is a film that documents the largest transport ever of rhinos from Europe to Africa. Filmed in stages over the summer and fall of 2019, the film begins in the Czech Republic, where five eastern black rhinos prepare for the journey of their lives—a flight to Africa, their biological homeland.
Our film starts at Safari Park Dvůr Králové Zoo (SPDK), arguably the world's leading zoo for rhino breeding and genetics....
4,000 miles (6,440 km) is a long way for a rhino to travel, and translocation presents its own challenges and risks. This one is uniquely challenging, as it's the largest transport of eastern black rhinos from Europe to Africa...ever.
There's no guarantee things will go smoothly. In fact, things don't quite go according to plan, but that's not unusual when large animals, trucks, and planes are involved. Thankfully, the team of rhino curators, caretakers, veterinarians, and administrators in charge of this transport have experience moving rhinos from one place to another and are able to adapt along the way.
There are several factors influencing the urgency and timeliness of INKURA. First, black rhinos are critically endangered. By most accounts, there are only 5,000-5,500 alive in the world and only 900 of those are the eastern black rhino subspecies, making them one of the most endangered animals today.
Thankfully, there are organizations, governments, and conservation experts working hard to help eastern black rhino populations recover....
Primary filming of INKURA is complete and the filmmakers are now focusing on distribution and education initiatives aligned with the film's release.
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